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How to Compose a Stronger Image

When shooting photos with your Canon Rebel T5i/700D, how you position elements of a scene can make the difference between a well-composed image and one that falls flat. These five easy compositional tips [more…]

10 Cool Digital Photography Sites

When you're looking for digital photography information, inspiration, or just the latest industry gossip, check out these great websites. Some even let you upload your photos and get feedback from other [more…]

How to Switch from Automatic Point Selection to Single-Point Selection on the Rebel t5i

In Sports mode, the Rebel t5i bases focus on the center focus point. In the other fully automatic exposure modes (Scene Intelligent Auto, Portrait, Landscape, and so on) as well as in Creative Auto mode [more…]

How to Shoot Still Portraits on the Rebel t5i

The Rebel t5i has specific options for taking still portraits. By still portrait, this means that your subject isn’t moving. Assuming that you do have a subject willing to pose, the classic portraiture [more…]

9 Ways to Customize Your Canon Rebel t5i

There may be times you find a particular aspect of your Canon Rebel's design illogical or maybe a tad inconvenient. If so, here are some customization options that help you fix pesky little problems. [more…]

How to Create Your Very Own Camera Menu on the Rebel t5i

Canon does a good job of making it easy to change the most commonly used camera settings on your Rebel t5i. You can access many critical options by pressing the buttons on the camera body, and others require [more…]

How to Enable Mirror Lockup on the Rebel t5i

One component in the optical system of the Rebel t5i is a mirror that moves when you press the shutter button. The vibration caused by the mirror movement can result in image blur when you use a very slow [more…]

How to Add Cleaning Instructions to Images on the Rebel t5i

By default, your Canon Rebel t5i performs a sensor-cleaning routine every time you turn the camera on or off. This automated sensor cleaning normally is enough to keep the sensor dust-free. But if small [more…]

How to Tag Files with Your Copyright Claim on the Rebel t5i

By using the Copyright Information feature on Setup Menu 4 of the Canon Rebel t5i, you can add copyright information to the image metadata (extra data) recorded with the image file. You can view metadata [more…]

How to Add Photo Effects with Creative Filters on the Rebel t5i

Let’s try something entertaining on your Canon Rebel t5i. With the Creative Filters, you can add special effects to your pictures. For example, you can use this feature to create the three versions of [more…]

How to Present a Slide Show with the Rebel t5i

Through the Slide Show function on Playback Menu 2 on the Canon Rebel t5i, you can create a digital slide show featuring the best images and movies on your memory card. You can play the show on the camera [more…]

How to Create Video Snapshots on the Rebel t5i

The video snapshot feature on the Canon Rebel t5i enables you to capture short video clips that you stitch into a single recording, called a video album [more…]

How Edit Movies on the Rebel t5i

Although not a substitute for computer-based video-editing software, the T5i/700D movie-edit feature makes it easy to remove unwanted frames from the beginning or end of a movie. Here are the steps for [more…]

How to Take a Shot in Live View Mode on the Rebel t5i

The Canon Rebel t5i has some great options in Live View Mode. After you digest all the whys and wherefores of the Live View autofocus options and other details about this shooting feature, follow these [more…]

How to Use the Touch Shutter on the Rebel t5i

When touchscreen operation is enabled on your Canon Rebel t5i, you can simply tap your subject on the monitor to tell the camera to set focus on that part of the frame and then snap the photograph immediately [more…]

How to Use the Quick Control Screen during Playback on the Rebel t5i

The Canon Rebel t5i makes the life of a photographer significantly easier with multiple time-saving options. During playback, you can access a handful of playback functions via the Quick Control screen [more…]

How to Jump through Images on the Rebel t5i

If the memory card in your Canon Rebel t5i contains scads of files, here’s a trick you’ll love: By using the Jump feature, you can rotate the Main dial to leapfrog through them rather than scrolling through [more…]

How to Erase Selected Images on the Rebel t5i

To erase more than a few but not all images on the memory card in your Canon Rebel t5i, save time and trouble by using this alternative to deleting photos one by one: [more…]

How to Connect Your Rebel t5i to Your Computer

You need to follow a specific set of steps when connecting your Canon Rebel t5i to your computer. Otherwise, you can damage the camera or the memory card. Here's the suggested process: [more…]

How to Download Images with Canon ImageBrowser EX

The process of using ImageBrowser EX to download images from your Rebel t5i is a little different depending on whether you're sending photos directly from the camera or from a card reader. [more…]

How to Process Raw (CR2) Files on your Rebel t5i

The Raw file format enables you to capture images as raw data on your Rebel t5i. Although you can print Raw files immediately if you use the Canon software, you can’t take them to a photo lab for printing [more…]

How to Turn Auto Bracketing On and Off on Your Rebel t5i

To make bracketing easy, your Rebel t5i offers automatic exposure bracketing (AEB). When you enable this feature, your only job is to press the shutter button to record the shots; the camera automatically [more…]

How to Lock the Flash Exposure on Your Rebel t5i

You might never notice it, but when you press the shutter button to take a picture with flash enabled, your Rebel t5i emits a brief preflash before the actual flash. This preflash is used to determine [more…]

How to Create a Custom White Balance Setting on the Rebel t5i

If none of the preset white balance options on your Rebel t5i produces the right amount of color correction, you can create your own, custom setting. To use this technique, you need a piece of card stock [more…]

How to Fine-Tune White Balance Settings on the Rebel t5i

You can tell the Canon Rebel t5i to shift all colors to make them a little more blue, amber, magenta, or green no matter what White Balance setting you use. To access this option, White Balance Correction [more…]

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